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# This Week in Fifth Grade

Week 10

## Synonyms & Antonyms

Play a version of mad-libs with your child. Write a short story and then ask them to replace some of the words with synonyms. Read it aloud and discuss whether the meaning stayed the same. Next, have them replace the same words with antonyms and read it a second time. Your child will quickly see how the antonyms change the meaning of the story!
Play a version of mad-libs with your students. Write a short story and then ask them to replace some of the words with synonyms. Read it aloud and discuss whether the meaning stayed the same. Next, have them replace the same words with antonyms and read it a second time. Your students will quickly see how the antonyms change the meaning of the story!
Vocabulary Words
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Vocabulary Words
Build your child's vocabulary and spelling skills with this focused series.
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Synonyms for Store
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Synonyms for Store
Can you think of a better word to use instead of "store"? Your student will expand his vocabulary by exploring different word choices, or synonyms.
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Synonyms for Home
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Synonyms for Home
How many words can you think of that mean "home"? Your fourth grader will learn 24 words that will add accuracy and intrigue to his writing.
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Antonym Crossword Puzzle
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Antonym Crossword Puzzle
Try a crossword puzzle where all the answers are opposites of their clues!
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Show What You Know About Synonyms & Antonyms #2
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Show What You Know About Synonyms & Antonyms #2
Assess your studentsâ€™ knowledge of common synonyms and antonyms.
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## Dividing Multi-Digit Numbers by Powers of 10

One quick way to divide by powers of 10 is to shift the decimal point in the original number to the left, moving one place value for every zero in the power of 10.
One quick way to divide by powers of 10 is to shift the decimal point in the original number to the left, moving one place value for every zero in the power of 10.
Learning to Divide with Powers of 10
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Learning to Divide with Powers of 10
Students will be able to practice dividing with powers of 10, an important part of the fifth grade math curriculum, with this worksheet.
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Dividing Decimals By Powers of 10
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Dividing Decimals By Powers of 10
Your students will be able to divide decimal numbers by powers of 10 and explain decimal placement patterns in the quotient.
Math
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Divide by Powers of Ten
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Divide by Powers of Ten
Build on students' understanding of the power of ten within multiplication to understand its effect within division. Use this as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Dividing Decimals by Powers of 10.
Math
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Dividing by Powers of 10
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Dividing by Powers of 10
This worksheet challenges fifth graders to practice their skills with dividing by powers of 10.
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Division and Powers of Ten
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Division and Powers of Ten
Show students how to simplify division problems by drawing on a newfound understanding of the powers of ten.
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Dividing by Powers of 10: ESL Version
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Dividing by Powers of 10: ESL Version
This is an ESL version of our worksheet, Diving by Powers of 10, which guides students on solving the number sentences and making observations
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Learning to Divide with Powers of 10: ESL Version
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Learning to Divide with Powers of 10: ESL Version
This worksheet is an ESL version of our Learning to Divide by Powers of 10 worksheet.
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## Metaphors

What's the difference between a metaphor and a simile? Make sure to brush up on the ways metaphors and similes are used to compare things. Then, ask them to find examples of each in their own reading.
Students can sometimes get stuck on the difference between metaphors and similes. Remind them that the purpose of both devices is to help them understand the characters, plot, and setting on a deeper level. Encourage them to find examples in their own reading.
Panchatantra: "The Fish that were too Clever"
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Panchatantra: "The Fish that were too Clever"
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What's a Metaphor?
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What's a Metaphor?
In this lesson, students complete worksheets and engage in peer discussions to learn more about metaphors. Young writers will love making their own creative metaphors.
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Making Sense of Metaphors
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Making Sense of Metaphors
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify and understand the meaning of metaphors. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson What's a Metaphor?
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Muggo's Brain: Sorting Metaphors
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Muggo's Brain: Sorting Metaphors
Kids categorize metaphors by type in this sorting game.
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Students will read metaphors and identify how the two things being compared are alike.
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Review: Metaphors and Similes
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Review: Metaphors and Similes
Review metaphors and similes by underlining each time Paulo uses them in his postcard to Katherine. Then, students will practice writing their own!
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## Word Choice & Sensory Language

Give your child some popcorn and allow them to explore it with all of their senses. Then, ask them to come up with a list of descriptive words based on their experience. This activity will help your child incorporate sensory language into their writing.
Help your students incorporate sensory language into their writing by asking them to describe how something looks, smells, feels, tastes, and sounds. As a pre-writing activity, give your students popcorn and allow them to explore it with all of their senses. Then, come up with a list of descriptive words as a class based on their experience.
I SHAMPOO C: Figurative Language
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I SHAMPOO C: Figurative Language
Do your students have trouble understanding the main types of figurative language? This lesson will teach them about I SHAMPOO C, an acronym used to to remember nine of the main types with ease.
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Similes for Kids
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Similes for Kids
This worksheet will make you as sharp as a tack! Have some fun with figures of speech and learn to write a simile.
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Marvelous Metaphors
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Marvelous Metaphors
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Writing with Unexpected Details
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Writing with Unexpected Details
In this creative writing exercise, students will rewrite sentences to make them more interesting and practice adding vivid adjectives and adverbs to their writing.
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Sensory Language
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Sensory Language
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This exercise will provide the opportunity for students to practice revising vague descriptions using more powerful verbs and adjectives.
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